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Congress Ally Omar Abdullah Hails Imran Khan Over Sharda Peeth Corridor Decision And Seeks Post-election India-Pak Comprehensive Dialogue, Remains Silent On Forced Conversions Of Minor Girls Even As Sushma Swaraj Exposes Pakistan's Hypocrisy

Written By Narayan R | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Former J&K CM and NC leader Omar Abdullah lauded the Pakistan PM for his decision to open the Sharda Peeth corridor
  • He has sought a post-election Comprehensive Dialogue between India and Pakistan
  • EAM Sushma Swaraj has taken on the Pak PM over the forced conversion and marriage of two Hindu girls in Pakistan

At a time when Pakistan is facing flak for not taking any substantive action regarding two Hindu girls, aged 13 and 15, being forcibly converted into Islam, one of Congress' allies has chosen to gloss over this and praise Pak PM Imran Khan for his decision to open the Sharda Peeth corridor.

Former J&K CM and NC leader Omar Abdullah has lauded Imran Khan and suggested that this should pave way for a 'comprehensive dialogue' - essentially pre-defined talks including on Kashmir - between the two countries post the Lok Sabha elections in India.

While on one side, the NC leader chose to commend Pakistan and its Prime Minister over recent development, on the other, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj has taken on Imran Khan over the forced conversion and marriage and demanded that the girls be restored to their families:

The Congress and the NC sealed an alliance for the Lok Sabha elections in J&K on Wednesday, with the Congress fielding candidates from two seats of Jammu division and extending support to the candidature of Farooq Abdullah from Srinagar, while choosing to go for a "friendly contest" in the remaining three seats of Anantnag, Baramulla and Ladakh.

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